Labour market forecasting
Our analysis and commentary from our labour market forecasting programme informs New Zealand employers and government policy.
Estimating Labour Market Activity post COVID-19
A one-off report that outlines a model for considering the impacts of COVID-19 on labour supply and demand in regions and industries in NZ during 2021. The model describes plausible potential estimates of employment, unemployment and labour market participation, based on three different COVID-related scenarios.
We use our short-term employment forecasts to inform our advice on priority settings for immigration, tertiary education and industry training over the next 2-3 years.
We use a short-term employment model that draws on the latest macroeconomic forecasts to derive forecasts of industry-level economic activity and productivity to obtain forecasts of industry employment. We then use the industry-level employment forecasts to forecast employment by occupations and skill levels.
Read the reports:
- Short-term employment forecasts: 2017-2020 - February 2018
- Short-term employment forecasts: 2017-2020 - May 2017
Medium- to long-term employment forecasts
We use our medium- to longer-term employment forecasts to inform our advice on priority settings for immigration, tertiary education and industry training over the next 5-10 years.
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